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  • Trump’s Lawyers Go After E. Jean Carroll for ‘Scheme’ Email

    04/27/2023 11:04:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr. 27, 2023 1:48PM ET | Jose Pagliery
    Donald Trump’s lawyers gave their best indication yet Thursday of how exactly they’ll attack journalist E. Jean Carroll. The former president’s lawyers cross-examined Carroll on Thursday, and they mirrored his claims that the accusation is merely a “scam.” The word seems to be a conscious decision, as Trump’s lawyers repeatedly went after Carroll for an odd email to a friend where they discussed the need to stop Trump—and said they had a “scheme” in mind. Following hours of emotional testimony where Carroll described what she called Trump’s “violent” attack at a department store nearly three decades ago, defense lawyer Joe...
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh's book scandal isn't history's first: 5 other times publishing and politics clashed (2019)

    10/23/2022 6:50:38 AM PDT · by texas booster · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 25 2019 | Chris Kaltenbach
    The investigations surrounding Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books aren’t the first time a politician has run afoul of public opinion (and possibly the legal system) because of a book. 1. 1983: Emanuel Savas’ “Privatizing the Public Sector” (Reagan admin) 2. 1988: Jim Wright’s “Reflections of a Public Man” (Texas dem) 3. 1997: Newt Gingrich’s book deal (Georgia) 4. 2004: Patty Rowland’s “Marvelous Max: The Mansion Mouse” (Connecticut dem) 5. 2015: David Petraeus’ biography (military)
  • Bill Barr: Special Master Ruling ‘Wrong,’ Will Be Overturned if DOJ Appeals

    09/06/2022 2:17:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2022 | PAM KEY
    Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday on FNC’s “The Story” that a federal judge agreeing to a special master in the Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI raid saga was “wrong” and would be overturned if the Department of Justice appeals. Barr said, “The opinion, I think, was wrong, and I think the government should appeal that. It was deeply flawed in a number of ways. I don’t think the appointment of a special master is going to hold up. Even if it does, I don’t see it fundamentally changing the trajectory. In other words, I don’t think it changes the...
  • Tent Cities Are Taking Over Vast Stretches Of Our Major Cities (And It's Only Going To Get Worse)

    08/19/2022 9:38:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 08/19/2022 | Michael Snyder
    If brighter days are ahead for the U.S. economy, why are so many tent cities popping up all over the nation? At this point things are so bad that even the New York Times is admitting that “America’s homelessness problem has the makings of an acute crisis”. That article goes on to explain that our homeless population is steadily rising. Tonight, hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans will be sleeping in tents, under bridges, in overcrowded shelters or in their vehicles. Of course there are many that are so addicted to drugs or alcohol that they just sleep wherever...
  • No, America Isn’t Over

    07/28/2022 4:45:06 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 61 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 26 July 2022 | Scott McKay
    But a political era — that of the New Deal Democrats — is coming to its inglorious end.The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics has a new poll out, and the numbers are pretty shocking — but not particularly surprising or even discouraging, if you understand the long view.As it happens, my new book, The Revivalist Manifesto, lays out that long view quite clearly, and you should of course buy your copy today. We’ll get to that in just a minute.In the meantime, here’s what the poll says:A majority of Americans say the U.S. government is corrupt and almost a...
  • 'We Killed Herman Cain': Trump Staffers Say They Blame Themselves for Cain's COVID-19 Death After He Attended Tulsa Rally

    11/11/2021 4:23:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu, November 11, 2021 | Oma Seddiq
    When news hit that former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died of COVID-19 a month after he attended then-President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa last summer, many of the president's campaign staffers blamed themselves for his death, according to a new book. "We killed Herman Cain," one senior Trump staffer reportedly told ABC News reporter Will Steakin, who also attended the Tulsa event on June 20, 2020. That's according to an excerpt of ABC News' chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl's forthcoming book, "Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show," published in Vanity Fair on Thursday. The book is slated...
  • We've Been Telling the Alamo Story Wrong for Nearly 200 Years. Now It's Time to Correct the Record

    06/10/2021 6:53:14 AM PDT · by al_c · 139 replies
    Time ^ | June 9, 2021 | Bryan Burrough
    Imagine if the U.S. were to open interior Alaska for colonization and, for whatever reason, thousands of Canadian settlers poured in, establishing their own towns, hockey rinks and Tim Hortons stores. When the U.S. insists they follow American laws and pay American taxes, they refuse. When the government tries to collect taxes, they shoot and kill American soldiers. When law enforcement goes after the killers, the colonists, backed by Canadian financing and mercenaries, take up arms in open revolt.
  • Pence says he doesn't 'recall' being put on standby during Trump Walter Reed visit

    09/01/2020 7:33:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 01 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    Vice President Pence said Tuesday that he doesn’t “recall” being told to be on “standby” when President Trump made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center last year. “I don’t recall being told to be on standby,” Pence told Fox News’s Bret Baier when pressed on an account included in a new book from New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt. “I was informed that the president had a doctor’s appointment.” “I’ve got to tell you, part of this job is you’re always on standby. You’re vice president of the United States,” Pence continued. “The American people can be confident...
  • Donald Trump Jr. Ends Book Event Abruptly After Far-Right Heckling

    11/11/2019 6:38:58 AM PST · by gaijin · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 11, 2019 | Martha Mercer
    The protesters outside Donald Trump Jr.’s Triggered book event—organized by the Los Angeles chapter of Refuse Fascism—didn’t silence him Sunday. Instead, according to The Guardian, conservative fans inside got rowdy after being informed that Trump did not have time to take questions.
  • How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for Edward Snowden

    09/17/2019 7:51:03 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2019 | Shi Jiangtao
    American whistle-blower Edward Snowden said Beijing’s use of technology to control its citizens and electronically track US targets prompted him to investigate and then expose Washington’s mass surveillance programme. In his book "Permanent Record," published on Wednesday, the former US spy agency contractor who now lives in exile in Russia, detailed how he fled to Hong Kong and then Moscow after creating one of the most serious security breaches in American history. Snowden, who was a technician subcontracted to the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency for seven years, said he began to have suspicions about secret post-September...
  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...
  • John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump’s tweets

    01/15/2017 4:14:50 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 46 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | January 15, 2017 5:43 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Two of John Lewis’ books have sold out on Amazon after the Democratic congressman claimed the top spots on the retailer’s best-seller list. Sales of the civil rights leader’s graphic novel “March” and his 2015 memoir “Walking With the Wind” skyrocketed following his feud with President-elect Donald Trump over the Martin Luther King Jr.
  • GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims

    07/15/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | By MANU RAJU
    Rand Paul takes issue with one anecdote, and another claim is called ‘pure fantasy.’ Cruz’s camp stands by the book. In his new book, Ted Cruz writes that Rand Paul let him down on Obamacare. During Cruz’s now-infamous 21-hour speech on the eve of the 2013 government shutdown, Paul came to the floor to speak for a few minutes about the health care law. But according to the book, Paul seemed intent on bolstering the GOP leadership’s “skeptical attacks,” which were “deliberately designed to undermine our efforts.” “I marveled that Rand had decided not to be with us in this...
  • Ben Carson: Is He the Real 'Progressive' on Homosexuality?

    03/23/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Ben Carson got himself into some trouble a couple of weeks back for remarks concerning homosexuality that he made during an exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. However, I’m not sure what exactly it is that Carson said that ignited such controversy—or any controversy. Carson expressed his position that homosexuality—presumably, homosexual desire, not just conduct—is the product of choice. To substantiate his thesis, Carson alluded to the phenomenon of (ostensibly) heterosexual prisoners who, upon engaging in homosexual relations while incarcerated, “become” gay. Cuomo agreed that such a phenomenon occurs. But—for reasons that he failed to specify—Cuomo disagreed that this example vindicates...
  • Family Christian Stores Withdraws Bankruptcy Plan

    03/17/2015 7:41:52 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 1 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/17/15 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    The nation's largest chain of Christian retail stores has withdrawn its controversial bankruptcy plan, according to a court filing yesterday. The decision by Family Christian Stores (FCS) comes after dozens of Christian publishers sued the ministry over $20 million of consignment inventory, and both the US Trustee and creditors committee objected to how the sale plan would allegedly benefit one of FCS' owners.
  • America's Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

    02/14/2015 11:00:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/12/15 | Morgan Lee
    CEO: 'We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option.'Family Christian Stores (FCS) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Yet the ministry assured customers yesterday that it "does not expect" to close any of its more than 250 stores or lay off any of its approximately 4,000 employees. “We strive to serve God in all that we do and trust His guidance in all our decisions, especially this very important one,” stated FCS president and CEO Chuck Bengochea. “We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option. This action allows us to stay in business and continue to serve our customers,...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    What’s Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscoll’s publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Book sales figures tumble for Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

    06/26/2014 10:24:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s stipulate up front that most authors with contracts at major publishers would love to see their book sales fall to 48,000 in the second week, but Hillary Clinton is not most authors. She has global name recognition and was assumed to have a story to tell in Hard Choices, and got nearly $14 million from Simon & Schuster for publication rights. After the relatively inauspicious debut or what turned out to be a dull campaign tome on the charts of 85,721 in first-week hard-copy sales, the book fell to 48,227 in its second week, signifying a sharp decline...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • J K Rowling's book skyrockets to instant hit (After people discover real author behind pseudonym)

    07/17/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 07/16/2013 | Julie Bosman
    By the end of last week, "The Cuckoo's Calling," by the debut mystery novelist Robert Galbraith, was as good as dead. Bookstores with unsold copies on hand were contemplating shipping them back to the publisher. Reviews, while generally positive, had tapered off. According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of print sales, only about 500 copies had sold in the United States since the book went on sale in April. Then J K Rowling, easily one of the most bankable authors on the planet, admitted over the weekend to The Sunday Times of London that she — and...